The Chinese Mayor

Mayor Geng Yanbo is pulling down one of the world’s dirtiest cities to recreate its glorious past, but at the cost of relocating 140,000 households.

Directors

Zhou Hao

Country

China

Year

2015

Running Time

86 mins 

Watch the Film

http://www.zhaoqifilms.com/the-chinese-mayor.html

 

SFGFF Film Program:

SF Green Film Festival Screening: May 31, 2015

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Change is afoot in Datong. Controversial Communist Party Mayor Geng Yanbo is pulling down one of the world's dirtiest cities to recreate its glorious past.

He’s determined to transform his coal-mine city into a tourism haven for clean economy. But to achieve that, he needs to pull down 140,000 households and relocate 500,000 residents to give way for the restoration of the ancient city.

Can damaging individuals' interests be justified so that future generations can enjoy a sustainable Datong?

Filmmaker Zhou Hao, gives you remarkable access to the power and politics that change a city.

2015 Sundance: World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Unparalleled Access

DISCUSSION WITH: Zhao Qi, producer

WINNER: 2015 SFGFF Green Tenacity Award